Winsight Episode 35: Adversity and the Celebrity Quarterback

johnny manziel, cleveland browns nfl, celebrity quarterback



When I’m in the car by myself I like to listen to sports radio instead of music. One of the reasons is I’m a huge Lakers fan so I want the latest scoop on them, but mostly I find sports radio intriguing. The more opinionated the host, the more listeners tune in. One morning while listening to Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio, he used the term “celebrity quarterback” and it had practical applications for you and me.

In this episode learn the following points:

  • What successful quarterback have overcome that mediocre ones haven’t
  • Why feeling like “quitting” is a good thing
  • What this generation hates, but is priceless
  • The different question a victim vs. a victor asks him/herself

Are you a “celebrity quarterback?” How do you normally handle adversity? What’s one takeaway you can apply this week?

Winsight Episode 15: Your Achilles Heel




Back in January of 2011 I suffered the worst injury of my athletic career: a torn Achilles. It didn’t actually hurt, but I had heard enough stories about what a torn Achilles felt like to know it wasn’t good. I sat down immediately on a bench and figured if I didn’t do something quick I might be stuck here for a while. So I got up, grabbed my stuff and headed to my car. With the help of a friend I drove home, rested and called my wife to tell her what happened. From there the story is about the process of healing and recovery where I learned so much. In this episode I’ll share details about this personal challenge illustrated through the following points:

  • What I did to aid the process, both physically and mentally
  • My response to the doctor’s prognosis and how that helped me
  • What I learned about myself through this ordeal
  • How to deal with your own Achilles heel injury (because it will happen)

What is your personal Achilles heel moment that you have faced? How did you deal with it? What did you learn from the process? I’d love to hear your stories and who knows? You story may be the words someone else reading this might need.